Peer Navigators

Portrait of Chelsea Aleong

One of my favorite experiences happened last semester was when I attended a meeting regarding information on DHSS capstone projects. I had the chance to meet with ten other DHSS students before the meeting started. We bonded over which classes and professors we love the most.

Chelsea Aleong

Personal Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers

: Pendleton, NY

Major: Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS)

Minor: Anthropology & Sociology

Immersion: Women and Gender Studies

Campus Involvement: Secretary of A-MUSE Museum Studies Club, No Voice Zone


Portrait of Alana Bourgeois

One of my favorite things about COLA is the dedication of the professors. All the professors want their students to succeed and enjoy their classes. The excitement that the professors have for their subjects really gets passed on to the students.

Alana Bourgeois

Personal Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Majors: Museum Studies; Sociology and Anthropology
Immersion: Modern Languages and Cultures - French


Campus Involvement: President of aMUSE, Archive's Assistant at Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Orientation Leader with New Student Orientation

Portrait of Sojo Coles

My favorite academic experiences are related to the political science department and the events they host. The two best events were most definitely a talk between Dr. Cornel West, a prominent liberal intellectual, and Dr. Robert George, a conservative scholar, and another we call “AP Day.” I love events that are fun and educational.

Sojourner "Sojo" Coles

Major: Political Science
Minor/Immersion: Business Administration, Criminal Justice
Hometown: New York City
Campus InvolvementHEOP, MCAS, Organization of African Students

Portrait of Javy Garcia

One of my favorite experiences was an assignment where I would have to speak in front of the whole class. This may seem very ordinary, but the way in which my professor framed the project, he made it seem more like an opportunity to improve my presentation skills in front of peers, as it may be something that is necessary in professional life.  Knowing that I would like to improve my communication skills, it changed my perception of an activity that seemed daunting, to an activity that would benefit me professionally.

Javy Garcia

Majors: International and Global Studies; Economics
Hometown: Manila, Philippines

Portrait of Kennedy Garger

My favorite experience at RIT in the College of Liberal Arts is that I got to study abroad in a program specific to my major. The summer after my first year at RIT, I spent about 6 weeks in Europe to study psychology at the Zagreb campus of RIT Croatia.

Kennedy Garger

Personal Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers
Major: Psychology

Hometown: Avon, New York

Campus Involvement: The Honors Program at RIT, Colleges Against Cancer, Zeta Tau Alpha, Psych Club, and RIT Orientation.